New Nestle plan to combat child labour on cocoa farms - CNA
ZURICH: Nestle launched a new plan on Thursday (Jan 27) aimed at combating the risk of child labour in the cocoa industry, with cash incentives for cocoa-farming households for enrolling children in school. The Swiss food giant says it plans to increase spending to 1.3 billion Swiss francs (US$1.4 bil
Death and deforestation: The dirty palm oil companies supplying the EU
An undercover investigation by Global Witness has linked the use of child labour on oil palm plantations to household brands.
Etichetta ambientale, arriva un nuovo logo sostenuto da Nestlé e altri colossi alimentari. Obiettivo 2022 - Il Fatto Alimentare
Dopo l'Eco-Score francese, una nuova etichetta ambientale potrebbe presto fare capolino sugli scaffa
Mars, Nestlè and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US
Chocolate companies are among the defendants named in a lawsuit brought by former child workers in Ivory Coast
Nestlé firma l'European Plastic Pact
Nestlé ha deciso di firmare l'European Plastics Pact, lanciato da Francia e Paesi Bassi per accelerare la transizione verso un'economia circolare della plastica. Il Patto - viene spiegato - aiuterà Nestlé a raggiungere l'obiettivo del 100% di imballaggi riciclabili o riutilizzabili e a ridurre di un terzo l'utilizzo di plastica vergine entro il 2025. L'European Plastics Pact riunisce aziende leader, così come ONG e governi, che si impegnano a raggiungere insieme obiettivi comuni entro il 2025, andando anche oltre l'attuale legislatura.
Children as young as eight picked coffee beans on farms supplying Starbucks
Nespresso also named in TV exposé of labour scandal in Guatemala.
High street coffee shop giant Starbucks has been caught up in a child labour row after an investigation revealed that children under 13 were working on farms in Guatemala that supply the chain with its beans.
How can Nespresso tackle child labour in its coffee supply chain?
Even where businesses pay premiums to their suppliers, this is often insufficient to end child labour in communities.
No one who has ever dealt with the challenges of agricultural livelihoods in the global South should ever be surprised that child labour remains an issue. However a report that Channel 4’s Despatches programme has filmed children picking coffee beans and hauling sacks on six Guatemalan farms believed to supply Nespresso gives a shocking glimpse of the cynicism with which some businesses seem to treat this issue.
Nestlé has announced that they will invest £1.5bn to the development of new recyclable and sustainable packaging
To create this economy, Nestlé will source up to 2 million metric tonnes of food-grade recycled plastics and will invest £1.5bn to pay a premium for these materials between now and 2025